Rice Salad


2 cups cooked white rice
3 teaspoons minced pimiento
1/3 cup green bell pepper, minced
1/3 cup minced onion
1/3 cup rice salad sauce
Salt and pepper to taste


1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Tarragon vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Makes 4 servings.

  • In a large salad bowl mix the cooked rice, pimiento, pepper and onion. 
  • Mix all ingredients for sauce.
  • Pour the salad sauce over rice salad and season to taste. 
  • Mix well and cover with plastic wrap. 
  • Refrigerate for one hour. 
  • Serve cold.

If you don't like Tarragon vinegar, replace it with vinegar of your choice.

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Did You Know?
A nutritionally superior method of preparing brown rice known as GABA Rice or GBR (Germinated Brown Rice) may be used. This involves soaking washed brown rice for 20 hours in warm water (38°C or 100°F) prior to cooking it. This process stimulates germination, which activates various enzymes in the rice. By this method, a result of research carried out for the United Nations International Year of Rice, it is possible to obtain a more complete amino acid profile, including GABA.

GABA (Gamma Gamma Aminobutyric acid is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. It plays a role in regulating neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system. In humans, GABA is also directly responsible for the regulation of muscle tone. In insect species GABA acts only on excitatory nerve receptors.

Although chemically it is an amino acid, GABA is rarely referred to as such in the scientific or medical communities, because the term "amino acid," used without a qualifier, refers to the alpha amino acids, which GABA is not, nor is it incorporated into proteins.